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Overwatch 2 Devs Considering Improved Mobility for Mercy

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As the Overwatch 2 beta continues, it seems the devs are looking at possible balance changes to a number of heroes — including Mercy.

Recently, the Overwatch 2 developers posted a blog detailing some of the planned changes they have in the works for the game. A previous balance patch saw improvements roll out for heroes such as Baptiste, Ana, and Zenyatta — a lot of which have been well-received by players.

Now, another balance patch is currently being planned and developers discussed some of the heroes they're considering making some adjustments to. One of these is Mercy.

Possible Changes Coming to Mercy in Next Overwatch 2 Balance Patch

The devs discussed the upcoming balance patch, saying, "We're planning another balance patch this week and will include specific commentary there explaining those changes, but, we also wanted to share some broader thoughts about some heroes that have been the subjects of recent community discussion. "

When talking about the specific changes in consideration, Mercy's verticality was up for improvement. "As any veteran Mercy player will tell you, the full potential of Mercy is not unlocked until you've learned the techniques that accompany her kit—particularly the “super jump.” While there are many guides and videos for those wanting to learn the method, it ultimately requires a complicated sequence of keystrokes and conditions that are not accessible or apparent to the average player.  "

"Internally, we have started testing improvements to Mercy's verticality, leaning into the unintended consequences of player discovery. We want to take it a step further by making the ability to “super jump” more consistent for everyone—not just the players who know the (not so) secret technique. "

The devs acknowledged that Mercy's mobility is a key part of her playstyle and hope to make some improvements so that it becomes accessible for all players.